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CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.


New Coating Nixes Chromate

A new coating for aluminum alloys eliminates toxic hexavalent chromium while retaining its anti-corrosion properties, developers say.


UK Backtracking on Chemical Ban

European officials want to lift a ban on professional use of a toxic paint-stripper chemical, less than two years after the European Union largely restricted its use outside of industrial ap...


Mine Muck Sustains Painter’s Palette

The toxic sludge polluting streams from abandoned coal mines is going green—and yellow and red and orange.


U.S. Reviews Paint Stripper Chemicals

Largely banned in Europe and linked to multiple deaths in the U.S., toxic paint-stripper chemicals are finally getting a serious look from the Environmental Protection Agency.


National Guard Fined for Paint Waste

The Maryland Air National Guard, 175th Wing, has agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty to settle federal claims that it improperly disposed of toxic paint, sealant and other hazardous wastes at th...


OSHA Demands Cleanup of Navy Facility

A U.S. Navy maintenance facility may be forced to shut down after a series of health and safety inspections found workers there exposed to a variety of “extremely toxic materials.”


Chemical Group Urged to Expel 3 Firms

Legislators from 10 states are asking the American Chemistry Council, the nation’s oldest trade group, to expel three member manufacturers of flame-retardant chemicals for “deeply unethical”...


DuPont Fined $500K for Pigment Plant

DuPont Corp. has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for numerous state and federal environmental violations involving pollutant discharges at a pigment plant in Delaware, under a new court settle...


Shop-Towel Wars: Textile Rental Association Weighs In

The Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) has described as “frivolous” the claims in a recent study that laundered shop towels contain potentially dangerous levels of heavy m...


Ford to Clean Up 40-Year-Old Paint Dump

Facing a new HBO documentary on a very old controversy, Ford Motor Co. has agreed to clean up tons of toxic paint sludge that the company dumped decades ago on ground near the Ramapo River, ...


Robot Speeds US Toxicity Screenings

Think the federal government grinds too slowly on reviews and decisions? Tox21 is out to change your mind.


Wife’s Killer Blames Metals Toxicity

A Cambodian man accused of murdering his wife was deranged at the time of the killing by “heavy metal toxicity” from workplace exposure to lead, cadmium and other metals, authorities and def...


Robot to Test 10,000 Chemicals for Toxicity

Several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, unveiled on March 23 a high-speed robot screening system that will test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxici...


EPA: Test Water for Paint Chemicals

Paint residues in tap water? Federal regulators want to know.


Europe, US Take Aim at Coating Chemicals

Several chemicals used in protective coatings, corrosion control or coatings removal face bans in Europe, after the European Chemicals Agency has tagged them as Substances of Very High Conce...


Cemex to Pay $3.4M in Clean Air Case

Global Portland cement producer Cemex Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.4 million federal penalty and spend $2 million for equipment to control illegal toxic emissions at its plant in Fairborn, OH...


EPA Orders Testing of Common Chemicals, Expands Toxics Reporting Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to target chemical safety with a new rule that requires manufacturers of 19 widely used chemicals to test and report on their health and environ...


Europe May Tighten Rein on 4 Coating Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency has recommended that four coatings chemicals be deemed “substances of very high concern” that should “not be used without authorization”—a proposal that could a...


USGS: Sealcoat Toxins Pervade Lakes

Coal-tar-based pavement sealant is the largest source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in 40 urban lakes recently studied by the U.S. Geological Survey.


Cr(VI) in Brockovich Case Spreads

A poisonous plume of Hexavalent Chromium-laced groundwater is still spreading near Hinkley, CA, violating a long-standing order for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to clean up the contam...


EPA Proposes Expanded Chemical Reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to increase the reporting required on chemical usage, manufacturing and production while decreasing the information that chemical compan...


Coatings, Chemical Groups Oppose TSCA Bill

Proposed federal legislation to tighten the Toxic Substances Control Act has drawn fire from the American Coatings Association and the American Chemistry Council.


EPA Reinstates Full TRI Reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reinstate stricter reporting requirements for industrial and federal facilities that release toxic substances that threaten human health and the...


 
 
   

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Polyval Coatings
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SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

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Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


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Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
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Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
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Mohawk Garnet
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A safe, efficient and economical abrasive alternative to slag and sand products. More information
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